NEVER EVER DO THIS SURGERY UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA unless patient is an adult.
Second point: Indication for surgery: I do not rely over somebody's decision about surgery. The only indication, I feel important for doing this surgery, is if the child is not able to speak t, l, d, dh, th,(Palatal phonetics).Other indication like not able to suck milk etc are not important unless in severe variety of tongue tie.
Last Point: Cost of surgery The cost of surgery is often asked question. The insurance company do not generally reimburse as this is a congenital condition. No request is accepted to distort the diagnosis for insurance purpose. The cost of surgery is variable depending upon the hospital and room category and can vary in between Rs. 5000 to 30000 even. So please do not call for this query. I can only answer this face to face.
After the surgery, child still requires speech therapy for changing his acquired speech for few days.
Please feel free to ask a question here on tongue tie.
Dr. Ajay Jain